Dear All,

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2014 edition of Advocate Magazine!

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this magazine. I know many writers have put a great deal of effort into their articles and it is hugely appreciated. We hope you enjoy reading the articles as much as we have. I would also like to warmly thank our wonderful sponsors.

We are very proud of the magazine we have produced and working on it over the past semester has been a very rewarding experience. This year we have been really building our online magazine, expanding our social media and hosting more events than ever, such as our Law and Journalism evening, our writing sessions and a meet and greet event.

I need to extend a huge amount of thanks to my entire team who have made this magazine happen. My Vice Presidents, Nikhita and Victoria, have been amazingly supportive and I cannot thank them enough. We have worked as a team throughout and I cannot wait to continue to do so next semester with them. Our Associate Content Editors have been wonderful and we would like to thank our Journalists for their amazing articles too. Jamie, as our Web Manager, has done a great job with our online magazine. Finally, Beverly, our brilliant Head Design Editor has been incredible in designing and putting together this magazine with Trina, her Associate.

We hope you enjoy this edition, which we feel covers some key issues of the moment, particularly in our leading articles of each section. Advocate is very welcoming society, and if you would like to get involved or write for usplease do so and see our contact details towards the back of the magazine.

Happy reading!

Lauren Turner

President of Advocate Magazine 2014/2015